DS2 has lots of issues that we don't yet fully understand. ASD related - currently under camhs who are doing the multi agency thing before ADOS. He is also under the sensory processing disorder and dyspraxia umbrella (Paeds words)
He has always sat funny but the last few months he has been sitting really bizarrely and i can't figure out what he is seeking. It's hard to explain but he will be sat down with his weight kind of on his coccyx, his legs open and his knees by his ears. His arms are then hooked under his legs. Kind of showing of his anus (although not literally!!)
Have looked at weighted blankets but i don't think that is the way forward for him (and can't afford it!) but obviously he can't carry on sitting this way at school!
He is so hard to cope with atm i just want to make htings easier for us al as well as him
Do you think he could have difficulties with proprioception? My DS has Dyspraxia, and had problems in the area of proprioception, balance, knowing where he was in relation to objects, where various parts of his body were in relation to others.
I've added some links so you can see if this may be what contributes to his seating position.
Reflex/Vision Therapy helped DS.
What is your D's balance and self awareness like generally?
Ahhhhhh Ds1 does this. Often pant-free and literally showing his anus, much to my disquiet.
He does it to kind of squish himself I think. You can get weighted beanbags and weighted vests so when he starts sitting like that at school he could be given a beanbag to hold, or a vest to wear (for no more than 20 minutes) to 'realign' his sensory processing system a bit.
I can't even touch my toes these days never mind sit like that!! ANd COlditz - he is very often pantless too.
He is a fidget in his chair, we have a Breezi chair from OT for him to use at the dining table as well as a similar one for school. His teacher has found that he is much better behaved when he is not sitting in it so at school there is a trade off between fidgetting and behaviour! We are signed off from OT now but still "on the books" so we can access them if needed via the paediatrician. He is never ever still, AT this moment in time he is sat on the floor playing his DS. Sitting in the W position linked above but with legs wider apart. He is bobbing forward and back ever so slightly.
He is verbal (was delayed but his speech is good now) and just says that he likes it sitting like that.
I'm not sure a big button on his trousers would work for the times of day when he isn't sitting like that.
If he just likes it and he is clothed, what about just not worrying about it? I often get riled about a particular behaviour and then think to myself, WEEEEEEEEEELL, if he's talking better and working what's the harm?
I guess what I'm saying is the button seems a little mean in the cold ligth of day!